QB-Books.com

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1-year-old British dropship colouring book eCommerce site making $350 monthly

Includes social media & full rights to all 17 colouring books (finished products drop shipped from printer)

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Site Type
eCommerce
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Site Age
1 year

Traffic ?

No traffic data has been provided for this website

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$350
Net Profit
$340

Editor’s Comments ?

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+ Consistently profitable with low overhead
+ Full rights to all 17 coloring books
+ Orders are dropshipped from Print-On-Demand service
+ Facebook Page (1100+ Likes) and Instagram (3000+ Followers)
+ Excellent growth potential via social media and Amazon marketing

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Affiliate Income and Product or Service Sales. It is recommended to request a video walk through from the seller to verify all revenue claims.

Last 12 Months Claimed Revenue and Profit

Revenue Costs Profit
Mar 16 $120 $10 $110
Apr 16 $450 $10 $440
May 16 $350 $10 $340
Jun 16 $300 $10 $290
Jul 16 $300 $10 $290
Aug 16 $260 $10 $250
Sep 16 $230 $10 $220
Oct 16 $320 $10 $310
Nov 16 $500 $10 $490
Dec 16 $700 $10 $690
Jan 17 $200 $10 $190
Feb 17 $150 $10 $140

Seller's Notes

I originally started QB Books (Quintessentially British Books) back in 2015. I had an idea for a unique adult swearword colouring book which involves not only awesome imagery for colouring but also information on the swearword including usage examples.

From there I have since created a second edition of the swearword book, and a further 15 colouring books for adults on differing themes.

All files are on the platform Createspace and available for purchase worldwide on Amazon. Createspace print on demand, and all books are available via amazon prime. Meaning all you need to do is focus on Marketing.

I'm sad to be selling, but in all honesty I don't have the time to be able to market this and enable its full potential. I created all the books myself and they are fantastic quality, there are videos of the books on the website and on the facebook/instagram pages so you will see for yourself that I have invested a lot of time (and money) into this.

Site has great traffic with an average of 3500 visits per month

Books included in this sale are:

Quintessentially British Volume 1

Quintessentially British Volume 2

Quintessentially British Volume 2 Midnight Edition

80 Mandalas to Calm your mind

A Fairytale Adventure (Greyscale)

Elephants

Fairies Dragons and Unicorns

Fantastical Enchantment

Mini Manga Zodiac Colouring Book

Mums colouring book of mandalas

Quirky Colouring Book

The Essential Florals Collection (Huge book)

The Ultimate Colouring book of Cats

Ultimate Colouring book of birds

Underwater Tranquility

Social Media Sites:

We have a Facebook Page with 1100 likes/Followers, when I had time I used to run competitions via this and it worked really well. Facebook link is:

https://www.facebook.com/quintessentiallybritish/?fref=ts

In addition to Facebook there is also the instagram page which has over 3000 followers, which again when I had time to run it properly really helped push sales.

Instagram link is:

https://www.instagram.com/quintessentiallybritishbooks/

Right now I have barely touched the site/marketing for well over 6 months and I am still getting a residual income (no work at all) of between $300-$600 per month. In the right hands and with some TLC the limits are endless.

What you will receive:

  • Transfer of the domain names and website content (hosted in Wordpress) www.qb-books.com and www.qb-books.co.uk
  • Rights and files to all 17 colouring books
  • Ownership of all social media (Facebook and instagram)
  • Transfer of create space account to ensure payments start going into your account and not mine!
  • 3 months support from me personally to ensure you are comfortable with how everything is working (email and telephone)

SELLER INTERVIEW

How is your business monetized?

eCommerce

Please describe your business model in 1 to 5 sentences

Site selling adult colouring books, including rights to all books, social media and create space platform. This is more than a site, i'll be signing over the intellectual property of all books.

Are you the original owner of the business?

Yes

Which platform does the website use?

Wordpress

Where is the site hosted and will this need to change after purchase?

GoDaddy 

I can transfer or offer hosting

Why are you selling the business?

Time! The business needs someone with the time to market it and increase sales. I work full time around 2 children and simply don't have the time to push it forwards

Can the website’s revenue be accurately tracked back to the website, i.e. do payment descriptions/details include the website’s name or reference to the website’s products?

Yes, revenue can be accurately tracked back to the business.

Is the website’s revenue kept separate from other business and personal accounts?

No, but mostly separate.

If necessary, do you have tax returns available to support your revenue claims?

No, I do not have tax returns available at this time.

Are you willing to provide live revenue verification?

Yes, upon request from serious buyers and/or Flippa marketplace integrity.

What are the main expenses of the business? Please list any recurring expenses that account for more than 1% of overall revenue

Hosting

Please list all domain names you are including in the sale

Qb-books.com

Are you including any social media accounts in the sale?

Yes

Which accounts will you be including?

Are there any email lists included in the sale?

No

Is there any intellectual property included in the sale (patents, trademarks, etc.)?

No

Are you including other assets in the sale that you think we should know about?

Yes

Please describe the additional assets mentioned above

Rights to 17 colouring books

What are the primary traffic sources of the site? (Choose the top 2)

Direct - Not sure
Social - Great following on social media 

Do you use, or have you experimented with, social media marketing?

Yes, I have in the past but not currently.

Have you done any Search Engine Optimization?

No, I have not done any SEO.

Has the site ever received any search engine penalties (manual or algorithmic)?

No, to my knowledge my site has never received any search engine penalties.

Do you use, or have you experimented with direct / display advertising?

Yes, I have. Facebook campaign

How is the content of your website produced? Provide a step-by-step breakdown

The site is simply an overview of the books available for sale. Content are descriptions, offers and video previews

Task 1 - Marketing
Description - Pushing sales
Who - Owner
Hours per week - 6

Does the owner need specific skillsets in order to successfully operate the site?

No, although knowledge of marketing would be useful

Do you and/or any employees or freelancers provide customer support?

No

Please identify and briefly describe your main competitors (1-3 is fine)

Other amazon sellers

What makes your website better than its competition?

Personal touch, video previews, special offers and competitions

Does the business store physical inventory?

No

Where is the business’s inventory kept?

Everything is dropshipped from createspace

How are shipments into and out of the warehouse / storage units managed?

Createspace handle everything, all items are listed on Amazon. All this business needs is a marketing push

How many suppliers does the business use and for how long has the business used each of these suppliers?

Createspace - 12 months 

  • Direct print on demand via Amazon

Does the business benefit from volume pricing arrangements with its suppliers?

No

Do you have written agreements in place with your suppliers?

No

Explain your payment terms with your supplier(s)?

Createspace print on demand, there are no fees, they print and ship. Then each month profits are transferred by BACS

Have you changed suppliers in the past?

No

Are you willing to sign a 3-year non-compete contract in the industry that the website operates in?

Yes, I am.

Will you provide 1-3 months of post-sale support & training?

Yes

What are the primary growth opportunities for the business going forward?

With correct marketing opportunities to increase sales are endless

Are there any geographical limitations to the potential buyer of the business?

No, there are no geographic limitations.

Site Info

Site Established ? March 2016
Built With ?
Google Analytics Detected ? No
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 23 March 2016
Registrar ? GODADDY.COM
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? Yes
Design Unique ? Yes
More info: Plagspotter and Copyscape

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 23
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 25,373,394
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 02:03:01 AEDT

I've added a pile more screenshots from the WP Statistics to show traffic

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tdavid88 ( | $12K )
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:06:49 AEDT

you don't have google analytics to confirm the numbers?

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:16:38 AEDT

@tdavid88 Hi, No I never felt the need to add it in, in hindsight had I known I was going to sell the site and the books I would have done. Most of the sales come from Amazon and Social Media promotions. Plus obviously drives like Christmas, Mothers Day etc.
The site is purely an information page in regards to the books that are available for sale on Amazon. The power of social media to me was always more important than the physical site itself, if someone took this opportunity on they get so much more than just a website. There are 17 ready to print and fully finished colouring books, all of which are already for sale worldwide on Amazon via the print on demand site Createspace. There are no other fees other than hosting or any marketing. For something like this, in this niche, the power to me was always in Instagram, Facebook and colouring competitions. There are also many groups which will post the competitions for you and generate awareness of the brand.
Hope this helps

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:20:56 AEDT

@tdavid88 Sorry I forgot to add, I do have wordpress statistics installed, there are screenshots in the files section. It gave a good enough overview to me of whether the social media activity was working or not which when I had the time to focus on this was all I needed. Many Thanks.

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:41:41 AEDT

UPDATE: I have just installed Google Analytics on the site. I'll update once we have a full weeks overview.

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tdavid88 ( | $12K )
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:07:42 AEDT

Thank you for the updates sir

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arbitragedude ( | $220 )
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:22:04 AEDT

@misslulabella666 could you please tell me which groups can run competitions? I would like to make sure I can grow this via competitions

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:57:51 AEDT

@arbitragedude Hi there are many colouring book pages and groups on facebook, almost all of them allow you to share any competitions you might be running at the time. I'll pop a screenshot in the files section for you. Just give me an hour as I'm only on my mobile right now :)

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:25:05 AEDT

@arbitragedude Hi again. I've uploaded 4 examples from one of the Facebook groups for you. If you were to win the auction I would give you a list of all the groups I am a member of that don't mind you posting competitions in, or even advertising the books. There is a huge following for Adult Colouring worldwide, so if you had the time on your hands to really push this it could be a great opportunity.

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:42:20 AEDT

Hi Everyone, it's a beautiful morning today in the United Kingdom. Spring is here at long last and I wanted to share a few amazon links with you for one of the books so that you can see the listings worldwide for yourselves.

I've used Quintessentially British Volume 2 - Midnight Edition as an example and the following countries: UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, India

UK Listing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quintessentially-British-Insulting-Hilarious-Swearword/dp/1533654999/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1489656852&sr=8-3&keywords=quintessentially+british

USA Listing: https://www.amazon.com/Quintessentially-British-Insulting-Hilarious-Swearword/dp/1533654999/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1489656865&sr=8-8&keywords=quintessentially+british

Canada Listing: https://www.amazon.ca/Quintessentially-British-Insulting-Hilarious-Swearword/dp/1533654999/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1489656869&sr=8-7&keywords=quintessentially+british

France Listing: https://www.amazon.fr/Quintessentially-British-Insulting-Hilarious-Swearword/dp/1533654999/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1489656873&sr=8-3&keywords=quintessentially+british

Germany Listing: https://www.amazon.de/Quintessentially-British-Insulting-Hilarious-Swearword/dp/1533654999/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1489657129&sr=8-6&keywords=quintessentially+British

India Listing: http://www.amazon.in/Insulting-Rude-Phrases-Hilarious-Quintessentially/dp/1533654999/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1489657244&sr=8-12&keywords=quintessentially+british

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:49:38 AEDT

I have just added three screenshots from Createspace for you. Createspace host the book files and print on demand. From within there you can set your sale prices to increase or reduce margin, edit your book descriptions, add tags, choose sales channels and so much more. You can also purchase copies directly from createspace at print cost. This is ideal if you want to do shows, fetes or events as you can take stock to promote the books, or even sell on the day. With the current trend in colouring books and the great selection of books that come with this sale you could make a lot of money selling these directly at weekend events! The opportunities are endless.

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Farmchick ( new )
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:40:53 AEDT

Hello. If you dont mind me asking, why are you selling the rights to your books too? If its already set up on createspace and amazon, cant you just receive your royalties from there? Also, of the 17 books, which are your customer's favorites? Do you see a trend every month or do they all sell equally well?thanks.

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:13:38 AEDT

@Farmchick Hi, Of course I don't mind you asking. The sale is for everything as a package. The site is completely tailored for the books. The createspace account will be transferred to the new owner, or if they already have an account the assets and files will be transferred. There would be no value in the site without the assets to go with it, and the real value in this is in the books, the opportunities for the new owner to promote these in any manner they see fit are endless.
As to why and I selling it all - I just don't have the time to put into this, I created the books when I was on maternity leave, now I'm back at work that combined with two children makes for very little time in the day for me to do anything else.

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:56:52 AEDT

I have just uploaded a detailed royalty report for the last 12 months. This lists every book sold since 1st March 2016 and has information in regards to the title of the book sold, date of sale, sales channel, ISBN, Title ID, List Price, Unit Fees, Royalty amount and paid status. The Royalty amounts are in dollars, euros and pounds, so bear that in mind if trying to calculate anything. You will need to sort by currency first.
Hope this helps

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:21:02 AEDT

For more Book photographs and Videos of the books so you can see inside please visit the instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/quintessentiallybritishbooks/
I can send a couple of example full book PDFs via dropbox if anyone would like, I tried to upload here but the file size limit is too small.

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Salad ( | $1.66K )
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:24:49 AEDT

Working backwards, I'm guesstimating that one of your more popular books is selling somewhere up to 100 copies a month. Would that be about right? And your profit per book, after CreateSpace fees, is between £1 and £2?

And what about the actual physical books. I assume CreateSpace doesn't have any special options for activity books. So how is the quality, in terms of the paper being suitable enough to draw on, given that it's probably expec5ted to be used to print regular books?

Thanks.

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:51:05 AEDT

@Salad Hi, You can have a look at the sales and margins in the detailed royalty report I uploaded earlier today. The physical quality is very good, have a look at the videos on instagram and that will give you an idea. The paper is crisp and white. You wouldn't want to use heavy markers, but it's good. I also laid out the books to ensure that they are not printed on the reverse of any image, so that if there is a little bleed it won't go through to the next image, and also some colourists do like to keep and frame their colourings. Obviously the paper quality is nothing like the Joanna series (where its almost like card) but its good for the price range and I've not noted any personal issues with colouring using fine liners.

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callum ( | $3.05K )
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:27:32 AEDT

how difficult would it be to have a new book printed,and costs involved please

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:07:56 AEDT

@callum as in a complete new colouring book created? It would depend on if you were drawing the illustrations yourself, hiring an illustrator or buying images for resale. If you are talking the latter then it would cost $1000 upwards per book (depending on amount of illustrations)
Then in addition cover design (although I use the createspace platform for covers and you choose your layout then add images and text as wanted. For me I did a combination of buying images with resale rights and then using illustrator to add overlays, text and merge with original illustrations too. If you are good with photoshop and illustrator then you could do this yourself, images would cost $500-$1000 for a book and then time. Each book would then be around 2-4 weeks of work to get it ready for print and sale.

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misslulabella666 ( | $13.3K )
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:50:31 AEDT

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